During our evening service Andrew took us through Eliphaz’s final speech to Job. In this text we saw Eliphaz’s wisdom turn to folly for he does 3 things in this text that we need to be aware of and ensure that we are not doing the same:
1. He wrongly assess his friends character (1-11)
2. He wrongly asses His friends words (12-20)
3. He wrongly offers a faulty solution (21-30)
And through all of Elipha’z false statements we see that Suffering should not be seen as an abnormality for a believer or see it is a declaration that sin must exist, but rather that through it all we see Jesus more clearly, just as Romans 5:1-5 reminds us:
Therefore, since we have been justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ. Through him we have also obtained access by faith into this grace in which we stand, and we rejoice in hope of the glory of God. Not only that, but we rejoice in our sufferings, knowing that suffering produces endurance, and endurance produces character, and character produces hope, and hope does not put us to shame, because God’s love has been poured into our hearts through the Holy Spirit who has been given to us.